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Center for the Development of People (CEDEP) is a registered human rights organization dedicated to addressing the needs, improving the lives, and providing support for some of Malawi’s most neglected minority groups through civic education, training, capacity building, networking and research. The mission of CEDEP is to create an enabling environment and protect the wellbeing of sexual minorities and other vulnerable groups.

Center for the Development of People with funding from USAID is implementing Protect Peer Solution for Epidemic Control (PROTECT) Activity which started in August 2020 and is ending in 2025 We are currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Malawian for the position of Technical Director.

Position: Technical Director (TD)

Location: Lilongwe

Reports to: Chief of Party

Responsible for: District Coordinators

The Technical Director shall provide overall support for delivery of quality clinical services, supervision of clinical teams and ensuring that DICs meet exceptional standards for delivery of quality and client centered services.

Ensuring that DIC meet SIMS requirements at all times. Being the most senior technical person at CEDEP, the Technical Director will help the Chief of Party in providing oversight in all Health related CEDEP Projects.


  • Lead and support the chief of party with clinical and technical direction to reduce HIV incidences and AIDS-related mortality by increasing access to and the use of treatment and prevention services for all populations and by strengthening delivery of high quality services in all the DICs;
  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the project’s technical assistance efforts, ensuring the integration, quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Provide day-to-day technical oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of project goals and objectives
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality and fidelity across the districts
  • Supervise clinical teams, technical specialists, and staff while working closely with other project staff and District Health Office as well as facility based staff from MOH;
  • Use surveillance data to inform programming for activities that permit it to achieve epidemic control for all target groups;
  • Scale evidence-informed combination prevention Integrate data from legacy systems into a central data system to include patient management, commodities, and laboratory data;
  • Ensure the technical soundness and appropriateness of all project assistance and clinical service delivery;
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child service delivery to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Implement innovative strategies that demonstrably increase testing yields using index partner testing reduce lost-to-follow-up through “recapture” campaigns using data to identify those who have fallen out of care, and other applicable approaches to address unmet needs and to close gaps in the treatment continuum;
  • Oversee and monitor site level performance, including clinical work planning, performance management, case finding, and care continuum linkage approaches;
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and make appropriate program adjustments;
  • Provide on-going support to DIC clinical staff and ensure high clinical standards in all DICs in terms of quality of services delivery, storage of data and commodities, quality of data generated at DICs as well as general outlook of the DICs.


  • Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least five years of senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of an activity of similar size, complexity, and setting;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening working with key population groups, and network of people living with HIV;
  • Demonstrated success in interventions in advocacy and advancing key populations with HIV engagement in the national HIV response;
  • Strong knowledge of Government of Malawi health initiatives and related reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in all components of HIV/AIDS programming and cross-cutting areas such as health systems strengthening;
  • Proven experience of managing a clinical set-up leading service delivery, quality assurance and supervising a team of health care workers;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Proven experience in using data to increase efficiency and streamline programs;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.


Interested applicants are requested to send an application letter and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) by 5.00 pm Tuesday, 31st August 2021 addressed to:

The Executive Director


P.O. Box 3251


Through the following email Address: recruitment@cedepmwi.org

And the subject line should contain the position you applying for.

CEDEP is an equal rights organisation, all interested candidates of Malawian origin are encouraged to apply regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, religious, political or ethnic affiliations.